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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in...
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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  • 264
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    Very good
  • 106
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  • 48
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
COCKTAILS AND DINNER

The service was excellent, food more then excellent, people great and wonderful live entertainment. Inside atmosphere excellent outside a little old.. overall we'd go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
MARK S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

look much beet on the outside than it really is. Sea food is just average, nothing special. Service OK but not great. We were rather disappointed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent, food more then excellent, people great and wonderful live entertainment. Inside atmosphere excellent outside a little old.. overall we'd go back

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Amherst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice evening meal here. Very good selection of quality seafoods. And they pour a very decent glass of single-malt scotch whiskey.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our waiter made the experience very nice. He was great. The food was very good, very gourmet, which means smaller portions and more presentation. Desert was very good (yellow cake) and a very nice overall experience. Could be a little pricey for a family dinning experience.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our daughter has graduated William & Mary so not sure when we will be back to Williamsburg, however, we have been to Berret's numerous times over the past 4 years and it has always been very good. My last lunch was the grilled polenta with seasonal veggies (don't know why) and it was superb and a great change from typical... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Rockfish were fantastically good, and the Salmon. The service was excellent. The ambiance was just comfortable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I wouldn't say their menu is particularly diverse, but the food was good. I wasn't really wanting anything overly heavy so the flash fried shrimp was a little heavier than I would have preferred. All in all it was a nice experienced, a little roudy outside in the bar area where we were sitting. Definitely not something I would recommend... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We ate there 3 times in 2 days! Excellent food & service. Highly recommend you give them a try. Very tourist friendly. Bartender gave us tips on what to go see in Colonial Williamsburg. He was spot on!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Situated across from William and Mary campus, Berret's provides a charming location for a meal. Restaurant is located in a rustic setting of shops. My family and I visited for lunch on a Monday. The she crab soup was very good. A nice selection of oysters. The Old Bay Bloody was superb. And the salmon/crab cakes were tasty. My kids... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's a little fancier but very casual. The seafood was good and the local dishes are a must. They do have beef and chicken for those who don't want seafood. Nice wine and beer list and deserts are worth saving room for. Located right at Colonial Williamsburg, providing a nice location for a pre or post meal stroll.

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Additional Information about Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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